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The crisis in Venezuela, the war in Syria, disillusioned youth without a productive future in the Arab world, the economic collapse of Ukraine, the violence in Central America… all these problems produce the same phenomenon, huge flows of human beings. Migrants seek security, better income, they want to achieve their potential.
We live in a world divided into countries, the majority of people live in their country of birth, some elsewhere. States have borders, where a set of rules stops applying, and another comes into effect. These borders are also filters of people – some pass through without difficulty, others struggle to do so, others still aren’t allowed to cross.
All this in a world which is increasingly smaller. We can talk to any place on Earth for free, reach nearly any spot on the planet within 24 hours, learn about news from far off places in a matter of seconds. So is it ethical, politically sustainable and practical to maintain a world full of borders? Are borders immoral, or is it the other way round?
We’ll get together in front of our screens and with coffee or other beverage in hand talk to other human beings that are as passionate as ourselves about finding answers.
Some subjects we’ll touch on:
- Why do people move from one country to another?
- Is it a fundamental right to live wherever you want?
- Are the rich obligated to accept migrants from poor countries?
- Should we abolish all borders?
- How much of an advantage/disadvantage is having your nationality?
- Would it be desirable for the whole world to be one single country?
Upon finishing the get-together, we will have gained new perspectives on the subject and deepened our understanding of the implications of borders, their pros and cons, taking a first step to constructing a new world.
We will meet at 2 PM CST, on Zoom. The entry link is sent upon payment.
- 2:00 – 2:15: Welcome and initial chat
- 2:15 – 4:50: Discussion in groups
- 4:50 – 5:00: Screenshot time, close